By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Maodo Lo was named Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 29 MVP, Euroleague Basketball announced Saturday.
Lo, 29, set his professional high at 27 points leading ALBA Berlin to the home win versus Olympiacos Thursday. Seven assists and five rebounds made out an additional contribution to the 34 PIR, the strongest Round 29 showing that earned him the MVP distinction.
His first individual EuroLeague award was also the first weekly MVP award for any ALBA player since Luke Sikma got the job done in Round 11 of the 2020-21 Regular Season.
Per the press release: “Maodo Lo was near-unstoppable in leading ALBA Berlin to a resounding 90-75 win over Olympiacos Piraeus on Thursday night, and in the process he picked up the first MVP of the Round award of his career.
Lo scored a career-high 27 points, making 5-of-6 two-pointers and 5-of-6 three-pointers. He tied his season-high with 7 assists, and also pulled down 5 rebounds and had 1 steal. His career-high performance index rating of 34 topped all players in Round 29.
Edgaras Ulanovas of Zalgiris Kaunas had a career-high 33 PIR in a come-from-behind 91-84 win over FC Barcelona. The Zalgiris forward collected 16 points, 9 rebounds, a career-high 6 steals and 2 blocks. The next best PIR, 32, belonged to AS Monaco guard Mike James who compiled 27 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds and 1 steal in a win over Anadolu Efes Istanbul. His teammate Alpha Diallo and Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv guard James Nunnally had PIR 31 to round out the list of Round 29’s top performers. Diallo finished with 19 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks, while Nunnally had 24 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block in a loss against Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade.”
Off to the Top 10 of the week, Real Madrid’s Vincent Poirier got to first place in blocking style.
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